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GREGORY, J[ohn] W[alter]

The Great Rift Valley,

being the narrative of a journey to Mount Kenya and Lake Baringo with some account of the geology, natural history, anthropology, and future prospects of British East Africa

Stock Code
107573
Murray, London1896
£750

Important exploration expedition in the hitherto unknown highland regions of Mt. Kenya.

In 1892 Gregory was seconded as naturalist to a large expedition to British East Africa; when this collapsed he set out on his own with a party of forty Africans. In five months he completed scientific observations in fields ranging from structural geology and physical geography to anthropology, and from mountaineering and glacial geology to the malarial parasites. His major success was the study in this region of the volcanic rocks and structural features of what he termed the 'Great Rift Valley'.

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Description

First edition, 8vo., xxi, 422 pp., 2 pages ads at end, coloured frontispiece, 20 full-page plates, 23 illustrations in text, 2 folding maps, modern blue polished half calf gilt, a very good copy.

Bibliography

Czech p67.

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